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Old John Hancock Building Weather Beacon


Boston skyline's old John Hancock building

The old John Hancock building near Copley Square topped by its weather beacon as seen from across the street at The Clarendon (Unit 20E)


This week's beautiful clear blue skies offered dramatic backgrounds for many new pictures we took around Boston. Featured here is the Old John Hancock building and its weather beacon. In case you've forgotten the mnemonic, it goes like this:

Steady blue, clear view.
Flashing blue, clouds due.
Steady red, rain ahead.
Flashing red, snow instead.

During baseball season, flashing red means the Boston Red Sox game has been called off on account of weather.

The Berkeley Building (aka; the Old John Hancock Building) is a 36-story, 495-foot (151 m) structure located at 200 Berkeley Street in Back Bay. It is the second of the three John Hancock buildings built in Boston; it was succeeded by the John Hancock Tower.

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